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Dogs in Folklore and Fact

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As with all branches of medicine, animal as well as human, the modern treatment of dogs is the result of a gradual groping through the years, from the superstitious, the fantastic, and absurd, and finally to the scientific. Although veterinary medicine dates back more than 4000 years, it too was governed by those dogmas and superstitions which were the basis of all ancient practices. There are many remedies and treatments for the ailments of domestic animals, dogs in particular, which persist to the present day.